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Historical Knowledge in Biblical Antiquity

Edited by Jacob Neusner, Bruce D. Chilton, and William Green

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$39.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-1-905679-00-3

448 pages
6" × 9"
2007
Distributed by Penn State University Press for Deo Publishing

Historical Knowledge in Biblical Antiquity

Edited by Jacob Neusner, Bruce D. Chilton, and William Green

Fourteen fresh essays by leading scholars (J. Neusner, B.D. Chilton, W.S. Green, L.H. Schiffman, A.J. Avery-Peck, G.W.E. Nickelsburg, S. Mason, C. Dewald, M. Aviam, G.G. Porton) ask two questions: What was the purpose of studying the past in biblical antiquity, and what sorts of information did the historians who produced Scripture in Judaism and Christianity seek in accomplishing their purpose?

 

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Fourteen fresh essays by leading scholars (J. Neusner, B.D. Chilton, W.S. Green, L.H. Schiffman, A.J. Avery-Peck, G.W.E. Nickelsburg, S. Mason, C. Dewald, M. Aviam, G.G. Porton) ask two questions: What was the purpose of studying the past in biblical antiquity, and what sorts of information did the historians who produced Scripture in Judaism and Christianity seek in accomplishing their purpose?

Ancient Israelite and Greek historiography set the stage for a survey of how diverse Christian and Judaic writers defined the historical mission and carried it out. The Hebrew Scriptures, Gospels, Dead Sea scrolls, apocryphal and pseudepigraphic writers, Josephus, the Mishnah and the Talmuds all are asked to answer those questions.

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